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Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 9:31 am

Most American Jews would agree that the place for the U.S. Embassy in Israel should be Jerusalem. But the cheers of some to rumors, hints and pandering about a relocation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will do nothing to hasten what we hope is an eventual move. The rumor was delivered by Vice President Mike Pence. He announced at a Nov. 28 event marking the 70th anniversary of the U.N. vote to partition the British Mandate of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states that President Trump is “actively considering” how to move the embassy. As he spoke, he was pandering to those Jews who would cheer at any nod in the direction of Jerusalem.

Pence’s move worked, as did further leaks and hints that even if he doesn’t move the embassy, Trump would supposedly recognize that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital in a statement this week.

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